Jeff Brotman


Age: 74

co-founder and board chairman of retailer Costco who opened it's first warehouse with Jim Sinegal in 1983 in Seattle, Washington (the company now operates 736 warehouses around the world, including 511 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico), who was a major supporter of Democratic political campaigns and hosted a fund-raising luncheon for President Barack Obama at his home in Medina, Washington in 2012, who also hosted a $5,000-a-plate fund-raising event in 2000 along with Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz for then-vice president nominee Joe Lieberman and endorsed Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016.

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Born: September 27, 1942

Died: August 1, 2017

Medina, Washington